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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332262/tumor-expression-of-survivin-p53-cyclin-d1-osteopontin-and-fibronectin-in-predicting-the-response-to-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-children-with-advanced-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor
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Gabrielle Karpinsky, Malgorzata A Krawczyk, Ewa Izycka-Swieszewska, Aleksandra Fatyga, Agnieszka Budka, Walentyna Balwierz, Grazyna Sobol, Beata Zalewska-Szewczyk, Magdalena Rychlowska-Pruszynska, Teresa Klepacka, Bozenna Dembowska-Baginska, Bernarda Kazanowska, Anna Gabrych, Ewa Bien
PURPOSE: Selected cell-cycle regulators and extracellular matrix proteins were found to play roles in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) biology. We aimed to analyze whether initial tumor tissue expressions of survivin, p53, cyclin D1, osteopontin (OPN) and fibronectin (FN) correlate with the response to neo-adjuvant CHT (naCHT) in children with advanced inoperable MPNST. METHODS: The study included 26 children with MPNST (M/F 14/12, median age 130 months) treated in Polish centers of pediatric oncology between 1992 and 2013...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331074/cryopyrin-associated-periodic-syndrome-in-early-childhood-can-be-successfully-treated-with-interleukin-1-blockades
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Vesa Eskola, Heini Pohjankoski, Liisa Kröger, Kristiina Aalto, Katariina Latva, Matti Korppi
Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) is caused by a mutation in the NLRP3 gene encoding cryopyrin production. Overproduction of interleukin-1 (IL-1) leads to symptoms that are associated with elevated inflammatory markers, including periodic fever and a rash. We provide a clinical overview of CAPS in children, including three Finnish case studies. Conclusion When CAPS has been diagnosed, an IL-1 blockade with biologicals should be introduced to lessen the symptoms and to prevent the progression of organ damage...
January 13, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330928/specific-labelling-of-myonuclei-by-an-antibody-against-pericentriolar-material-1-pcm1-on-skeletal-muscle-tissue-sections
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I M Winje, M Bengtsen, E Eftestøl, I Juvkam, J C Bruusgaard, K Gundersen
AIM: Skeletal muscle is a heterogeneous tissue containing several different cell types and only about 40 - 50% of the cell nuclei within the tissue belong to myofibres. Existing technology, attempting to distinguish myonuclei from other nuclei at the light microscopy level, has led to controversies in our understanding of the basic cell biology of muscle plasticity. The present study aims at demonstrating that an antibody against the protein Pericentriolar material 1 (PCM1) can be used to reliably identify myonuclei on histological cross sections from humans, mice and rats...
January 13, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330294/establishment-of-the-first-well-differentiated-human-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-model
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Daniel Benten, Yasmin Behrang, Ludmilla Unrau, Victoria Weissmann, Gerrit Wolters-Eisfeld, Susanne Burdak-Rothkamm, Felix R Stahl, Martin Anlauf, Patricia Grabowski, Markus Möbs, Jan Dieckhoff, Bence Sipos, Martina Fahl, Corinna Eggers, Daniel Perez, Maximilian Bockhorn, Jakob R Izbicki, Ansgar W Lohse, Joerg Schrader
Clinical options for systemic therapy of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are limited. Development of new drugs requires suitable representative in vitro and in vivo model systems. So far, the unavailability of a human model with a well-differentiated phenotype and typical growth characteristics has impaired pre-clinical research in NET. Herein, we establish and characterize a lymph node-derived cell line (NT-3) from a male patient with well-differentiated pancreatic NET. Neuroendocrine differentiation and tumor biology was compared to existing NET cell lines BON and QGP-1...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330282/population-dependent-intron-retention-and-dna-methylation-in-breast-cancer
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Dongwook Kim, Manu Shivakumar, Seonggyun Han, Michael S Sinclair, Youngji Lee, Yonglan Zheng, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dokyoon Kim, Younghee Lee
Regulation of gene expression by DNA methylation in gene promoter regions is well-studied; however, the effects of methylation in the gene body (exons and introns) on gene expression are comparatively understudied. Recently, hyper-methylation has been implicated in the inclusion of alternatively spliced exons; moreover, exon recognition can be enhanced by recruiting the methyl-CpG-binding protein (MeCP2) to hyper-methylated sites. This study examines if methylation status of an intron is correlated with how frequently the intron is retained during splicing using DNA methylation and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data from breast cancer tissue specimens in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330202/high-risk-tp53-mutations-are-associated-with-extra-nodal-extension-ene-in-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc
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Vlad C Sandulache, Chieko Michikawa, Pranav Kataria, Frederico O Gleber-Netto, Diana Bell, Sanchit Trivedi, Xiayu Rao, Jing Wang, Mei Zhao, Samar A Jasser, Jeffrey N Myers, Curtis R Pickering
PURPOSE:   Development of extra-nodal extension (ENE) has been associated with poor survival in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Here we sought to confirm the role of ENE as a poor prognostic factor, and identify genomic and epigenetic markers of ENE in order to develop a predictive model and improve treatment selection. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: An institutional cohort (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) was utilized to confirm the impact of ENE on clinical outcomes and evaluate the genomic signature of primary and ENE containing tissue...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329593/targeting-ectodysplasin-promotor-by-crispr-dcas9-effector-effectively-induces-the-reprogramming-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-sweat-gland-like-cells
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Sujing Sun, Jun Xiao, Jiahui Huo, Zhijun Geng, Kui Ma, Xiaoyan Sun, Xiaobing Fu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a deep burn injury are characterized by losing the function of perspiration and being unable to regenerate the sweat glands. Because of their easy accession, multipotency, and lower immunogenicity, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) represent as an ideal biological source for cell therapy. The aim of this study was to identify whether targeting the promotor of ectodysplasin (EDA) by CRISPR/dCas9-effector (dCas9-E) could induce the BM-MSCs to differentiate into sweat gland-like cells (SGCs)...
January 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329541/a-role-for-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-intestinal-stem-cell-proliferation-and-mesenchymal-colorectal-cancer
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Jon Peñarando, Laura M López-Sánchez, Rafael Mena, Silvia Guil-Luna, Francisco Conde, Vanessa Hernández, Marta Toledano, Victoria Gudiño, Michela Raponi, Caroline Billard, Carlos Villar, César Díaz, José Gómez-Barbadillo, Juan De la Haba-Rodríguez, Kevin Myant, Enrique Aranda, Antonio Rodríguez-Ariza
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) has been highlighted as an important agent in cancer-related events. Although the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) isoform has received most attention, recent studies in the literature indicate that the endothelial isoenzyme (eNOS) can also modulate different tumor processes including resistance, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. However, the role of eNOS in cancer stem cell (CSC) biology and mesenchymal tumors is unknown. RESULTS: Here, we show that eNOS was significantly upregulated in VilCre ERT2 Apc fl/+ and VilCre ERT2 Apc fl/fl mouse intestinal tissue, with intense immunostaining in hyperproliferative crypts...
January 10, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329030/pdok2-caspase-3-dependent-glioma-cell-growth-arrest-by-nitidine-chloride
#9
Ravindra Pramod Deshpande, Phanithi Prakash Babu
BACKGROUND: Nitidine chloride (NC) is known to exert anticancer and anti-metastatic effects on a variety of tumors. Recently, NC has also been shown to inhibit PIK3/AKT/mTOR axis in U87 human glioma cells. METHODS: The study shows NC employing pDok2, caspase 3 dependent cell death in C6 rat glioma and U87 human malignant glioblastoma cells. The effect of NC on glioblastoma cell lines was accessed by MTT, clonogenic and wound healing assays. Cell cycle analysis was performed by FACS...
July 29, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328486/mir%C3%A2-873-inhibits-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-traf5-and-tab1
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Hui Gong, Lishan Fang, Yifan Li, Jihui Du, Bei Zhou, Xiu Wang, Hekai Zhou, Lingli Gao, Kaixin Wang, Juan Zhang
MicroRNA-873 (miR‑873) has been reported to be dysregulated in a variety of malignancies, however, the biological function and underlying molecular mechanism of miR‑873 in colorectal cancer (CRC) remain unclear. In the present study we found that the expression levels of miR‑873 were markedly decreased in CRC cell lines and tissues from patients. Statistical analysis revealed that miR‑873 expression was inversely correlated with the disease stage of CRC. Kaplan‑Meier survival analysis revealed that patients with CRC with lower miR‑873 expression had shorter overall survival rates...
January 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328002/dexamethasone-mediated-oncogenicity-in-vitro-and-in-an-animal-model-of-glioblastoma
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Markus M Luedi, Sanjay K Singh, Jennifer C Mosley, Islam S A Hassan, Masumeh Hatami, Joy Gumin, Lukas Andereggen, Erik P Sulman, Frederick F Lang, Frank Stueber, Gregory N Fuller, Rivka R Colen, Pascal O Zinn
OBJECTIVE Dexamethasone, a known regulator of mesenchymal programming in glioblastoma (GBM), is routinely used to manage edema in GBM patients. Dexamethasone also activates the expression of genes, such as CEBPB, in GBM stem cells (GSCs). However, the drug's impact on invasion, proliferation, and angiogenesis in GBM remains unclear. To determine whether dexamethasone induces invasion, proliferation, and angiogenesis in GBM, the authors investigated the drug's impact in vitro, in vivo, and in clinical information derived from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) cohort...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327014/design-of-biomimetic-substrates-for-long-term-maintenance-of-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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James C H Poon, Zhongfa Liao, Takaya Suzuki, Miranda M Carleton, John P Soleas, J Stewart Aitchison, Golnaz Karoubi, Alison P McGuigan, Thomas K Waddell
There is a need to establish in vitro lung alveolar epithelial culture models to better understand the fundamental biological mechanisms that drive lung diseases. While primary alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) are a useful option to study mature lung biology, they have limited utility in vitro. Cells that survive demonstrate limited proliferative capacity and loss of phenotype over the first 3-5 days in traditional culture conditions. To address this limitation, we generated a novel physiologically relevant cell culture system for enhanced viability and maintenance of phenotype...
January 12, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326438/conditional-knockout-of-n-myc-and-stat-interactor-disrupts-normal-mammary-development-and-enhances-metastatic-ability-of-mammary-tumors
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Hawley C Pruitt, Brandon J Metge, Shannon E Weeks, Dongquan Chen, Shi Wei, Robert A Kesterson, Lalita A Shevde, Rajeev S Samant
The process of organ development requires a delicate balance between cellular plasticity and differentiation. This balance is disrupted in cancer initiation and progression. N-Myc and STAT interactor (NMI: human or Nmi: murine) has emerged as a relevant player in the etiology of breast cancer. However, a fundamental understanding of its relevance to normal mammary biology is lacking. To gain insight into its normal function in mammary gland, we generated a mammary-specific Nmi knockout mouse model. We observed that Nmi protein expression is induced in mammary epithelium at the onset of pregnancy, in luminal cells and persists throughout lactation...
January 12, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326042/keratin-13-gene-is-epigenetically-suppressed-during-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-a-human-keratinocyte-cell-line
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Mitsutoki Hatta, Yuki Miyake, Kunitoshi Uchida, Jun Yamazaki
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a biological event in which epithelial cells lose their polarity and cell-cell adhesions and concomitantly acquire mesenchymal traits, and is thought to play an important role in pathological processes such as wound healing and cancer progression. In this study, we evaluated transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1-treated human keratinocyte HaCaT cells as an in vitro model of EMT. HaCaT cells were changed into an elongated fibroblast-like morphology, which is indicative of EMT in response to TGF-β1...
January 8, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325733/associations-of-gbp2-gene-copy-number-variations-with-growth-traits-and-transcriptional-expression-in-chinese-cattle
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REVIEW
Gui-Min Zhang, Li Zheng, Hua He, Cheng-Chuang Song, Zi-Jing Zhang, Xiu-Kai Cao, Chu-Zhao Lei, Xian-Yong Lan, Xing-Lei Qi, Hong Chen, Yong-Zhen Huang
Copy number variations (CNVs) recently have been recognized as another important genetic variability followed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The guanylate binding protein 2 (GBP2) gene plays an important role in cell proliferation. This study was performed to determine the presence of GBP2 CNV (relative to Angus cattle) in 466 individuals representing six main cattle breeds from China, identify its relationship with growth, and explore the biological effects of gene expression. There were two CNV regions in the GBP2 gene, for three types, CNV1 loss type (relative to Angus cattle) was more frequent in XN than other breeds, and CNV2 loss type (relative to Angus cattle) was more frequent in XN and CDM than other breeds...
January 8, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325629/bioinformatics-and-genomic-databases
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Jason Chen, Giovanni Coppola
High-throughput, low-cost sequencing technologies have begun to yield new insights into biology and medicine. New data enable the interrogation of the molecular biology of disease from DNA to RNA to protein, charting the central dogma. This chapter reviews some of the key advances and resources in the application of bioinformatics to understanding, and ultimately diagnosing and treating, diseases of the nervous system. Array genotyping, exome sequencing, and whole-genome sequencing, in both disease and healthy populations, have enabled the interpretation of new genetic data...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325251/-extrapleural-solitary-fibrous-tumor-with-uncommon-histology-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-7-cases
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M Zhao, Z R Yang, Y B Wang, Y Chen, G W Qi, Y J Yan, W J Xu, G Q Ru, X L He
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics, immunophenotypes, and differential diagnostic features of extra-pleural solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) with uncommon histology. Methods: Seven cases of extra-pleural SFT with uncommon histology were collected during January 2015 and December 2016 in Zhejiang Provincal People's Hospital; the clinical and radiologic features, histomorphology, immunophenotype and prognosis were analyzed. EnVision method was used for immunohistochemical staining of STAT6, CD34 and other differential diagnosis associated markers...
January 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325038/the-crispr-cas-system-in-enterobacteriaceae
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Liliana Medina-Aparicio, Sonia Dávila, Javier E Rebollar-Flores, Edmundo Calva, Ismael Hernández-Lucas
In nature, microorganisms are constantly exposed to multiple viral infections and thus have developed many strategies to survive phage attack and invasion by foreign DNA. One of such strategies is the CRISPR-Cas bacterial immunological system. This defense mechanism is widespread in prokaryotes including several families such as Enterobacteriaceae. Much knowledge about the CRISPR-Cas system has been generated, including its biological functions, transcriptional regulation, distribution, utility as a molecular marker, and as a tool for specific genome editing...
January 9, 2018: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324738/population-structure-analysis-of-the-neglected-parasite-thelazia-callipaeda-revealed-high-genetic-diversity-in-eastern-asia-isolates
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Xi Zhang, Ya Li Shi, Lu Lu Han, Chen Xiong, Shi Qi Yi, Peng Jiang, Zeng Xian Wang, Ji Long Shen, Jing Cui, Zhong Quan Wang
BACKGROUND: Thelazia callipaeda is the causative agent of thelaziasis in canids, felids and humans. However, the population genetic structure regarding this parasite remains unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study, we first explored the genetic variation of 32 T. callipaeda clinical isolates using the following multi-molecular markers: cox1, cytb, 12S rDNA, ITS1 and 18S rDNA. The isolates were collected from 13 patients from 11 geographical locations in China...
January 11, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324568/effects-of-pressure-support-ventilation-on-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-mild-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-depend-on-level-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure
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Paulo A F Magalhães, Gisele de A Padilha, Lillian Moraes, Cíntia L Santos, Ligia de A Maia, Cassia L Braga, Maria do Carmo M B Duarte, Lívia B Andrade, Alberto Schanaider, Vera L Capellozzi, Robert Huhle, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco, Pedro L Silva
BACKGROUND: Harmful effects of spontaneous breathing have been shown in experimental severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, in the clinical setting, spontaneous respiration has been indicated only in mild ARDS. To date, no study has compared the effects of spontaneous assisted breathing with those of fully controlled mechanical ventilation at different levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on lung injury in ARDS. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of assisted pressure support ventilation (PSV) with pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) on lung function, histology and biological markers at two different PEEP levels in mild ARDS in rats...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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